The Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) was created in 1995 by Peter M. Treacy, a disabled skier from Knowlton, Quebec. After a car accident left him an amputee, Peter dreamed of starting a ski school for children and adults with physical disabilities. He had a clear vision: To create, run and maintain educational sports programs that would encourage people with physical disabilities to discover new possibilities through winter and summer sports.
Over the past 20 years we have worked with children and adults with various physical conditions: Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, amputations, and other physical disabilities. The ASF has introduced hundreds of individuals to adaptive sports, giving them opportunities to gain independence in a safe, friendly, and fun environment.
Our goal at the ASF is to make a difference. For years, our programs have helped hundreds of people with reduced mobility to change their lives. The ASF is now a leader in the field of adaptive sports education. We owe our success to the passion and dedication of our volunteers and students.
« Best summer ever! Being in the water with the team of volunteers and other smiling participants was a blast. For a while, we forget about our handicap and really feel like we’re flying on water! »
- Yan Martin
« The ASF is a fantastic experience! "Impossible" seems like a distant memory because on the slopes with the amazing support of my instructors, I feel like I could fly. Downhill skiing is pure joy when you know your safety is assured.
Thank you to the Adaptive Sports Foundation! »
- Karine Jauvin
« I have been a volunteer with the ASF’s Winter Program for 20 years now. The experience and friendships I have gained during this time are priceless. I am so proud to see our students rebuild their confidence while enjoying themselves skiing. The greatest rewards are all the smiles, thank-yous and kisses we receive at the end of the day. Thanks, Peter Treacy, for asking me 20 years ago if I could ski and if I would volunteer for the ASF! »
« Spring skiing at Massif-du-Sud with the love of my life Andrew and my pal Sébastien Vachon-Dubuc... Thank you, Adaptive Sports Foundation and Denise Hébert, who worked very hard during my first days in the “sit ski”. After my accident, I set a goal of making it back onto the slopes, and thanks to the entire ASF team, I accomplished that goal. For those who know me well, you know how important it is for me to keep on “riding.” Thank you, one and all! »
- William Bourassa